Locals fear car park will stop being used as charges are too high

PEOPLE are raising fears over the cost of parking near the canal at Avoncliff, fearing it may be putting parked cars on local roads. With charges being £2 for up to one hour, £3.50 for up to two hours and £4.50 for the whole day, people in the are...

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Blind man from Westbury denies possession of indecent images of children

A BLIND man has denied possession of more than 500 indecent images of children and attempting to incite a “girl” into engaging in sexual activity. Appearing before Swindon Crown Court holding his white cane, Colin Boon pleaded not guilty to nin...

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New fountains and water bottles for BoA

Throughout the summer, we have been working on the installation of 3 water fountains to complement the existing re-fill scheme in the town. We are thrilled to announce that all three of the fountains are now in place, tested and operational and in th...

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12 of the best boozy advent calendars and crackers

Swap sweets for liquid treats in the lead up to Christmas Day, says Sam Wylie-Harris. An Advent calendar stuffed with mini bottles of your favourite tipple is the kind of naughty stuff the little kid inside you – with grown-up tastes – ca...

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Salmonella fears spark huge hummus recall from shops including Aldi, Sainsbury’s and Asda

SHOPPERS are being warned to return a range of hummus products to supermarkets over fears they could be contaminated with salmonella. Zorba Delicacies is recalling as many as 17 different types of hummus product. The company says the recall is a “p...

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Wider pavements needed

VOLUNTEERS in Bradford on Avon are calling for the pavements across the Town Bridge to be made wider after cars came very close to recent Heritage Open Day visitors and two of their number were involved in minor collisions. They want a Town Bridge Pa...

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Precious bracelet returned to owner

A BELOVED Tiffany bracelet has been returned to its owner following an appeal run by The Wiltshire Times, after it was discovered in Bradford on Avon. Amy McQuaid, 19, from Hilperton was over the moon to find out the bracelet which she was given for ...

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UK on course for December general election after Corbyn backs poll

The UK is on course for a December general election after Labour announced its conditions to back the move had been met. Jeremy Corbyn told his shadow cabinet Labour would launch the “most ambitious and radical campaign for real change our coun...

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Photographers donate profits from exhibition

THE Bradford on Avon University of the Third Age Photography Group have donated £200 to the Dorothy House Hospice at Winsley. The U3A group made a small profit from their recent photographic exhibition at the West Barn in Bradford on Avon on Septemb...

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Amazon and Royal Mail scam targeting online shoppers

SHOPPERS are being warned about fraudulent messages being sent out by scammers pretending to be from parcel delivery companies and online purchasing sites. Residents have been sent messages with links purporting to be from Royal Mail, Amazon and DHL ...

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Dorothy House receives ten new TVs from Malmesbury League of Friends

PATIENTS at a hospice will not be short of entertainment after a helper group from Malmesbury bought ten new flatscreen TVs for the home. Malmesbury League of Friends bought the televisions, to be installed in patients’ bedrooms, as part of Dorothy...

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See what our reviewer made of this country pub

The King’s Arms 42 Monkton Farleigh Bradford on Avon BA15 2QH Monday-Thursday 12 noon-11pm Friday-Saturday 12 noon-midnight Sunday 12 noon-9pm Disabled access: Possible to pub but some steps Parking: Ample in car park Our ratings: Food: 7/10 Se...

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Save our land and wildlife

PROTESTS have been held in a bid to save a site in Bradford on Avon from becoming a 42-home estate. Councillors and local people have banded together to campaign against the development of a field off Woolley Street, next to the conservation area. Pr...

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The importance of Bradford on Avon’s bats

Last week we hosted “Bat Chat” at St Margaret’s Hall, with a view to helping the community find out more about these important, and sadly threatened, mammals and the habitats upon which they rely. LEFT TO RIGHT: CHRIS HOGG, ROWENA QUANTRILL (C...

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Social club is burgled

MONEY and alcohol was stolen from Westwood Social Club when it was burgled for the second time this year. On October 13 someone broke into the social club at 1.15am and the items were stolen. A box containing alcohol and confectionary was later found...

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